A rational & logical response to the Connecticuit shooting

December 14, 2012

Whenever a major or tragic event happens, without hesitation, people jump to conclusions and make big decisions and assumptions. 

Just minutes after the school shooting, parents of children who are not yet of school age decided to homeschool, or seriously consider it. 

Now remember, this is my blog and my opinion. It's not all fact and I'm not here to change your mind - that's the beauty of having my own space to share my own opinions with my awesome readers. 

There are many reasons to homeschool, and I would not advise your biggest reason to be tragic events. (I'm thinking it should be about education...)

Even if you homeschool your children, the grocery store, mall, playground, airport or neighbor's house could get shot up or bombed. 

The only solution to avoid the tragic events of the world is to become an agoraphobe- but your house could still be robbed and shot up. 

You can't hide from the world. The world sucks and it sucks even more that we can't prevent stupid shot from happening. 

Homeschooling isn't the answer. I don't agree with homeschooling for many other reasons, that will not be discussed, because that's not what we are here for. 

Gun control may or may not be the answer, but no matter what the laws of guns are - shit will always happen and there will always be loopholes. 

I really DON'T want to talk about gun control, but all of you posting and saying if you were carrying a concealed weapon this wouldn't have happened.

Yes, it would have. You weren't there and school employees cannot carry. Schools are drug and weapon free. You can't prevent it from your local school either. 

Think logically. Let's not point fingers and debate, let's send prayers and well wishes to all of the families affected by this bullshit. The poor babies, yes babies, that lost their lives, the kids that lost their friends, the kids that had to see it and all of the adults affected. 

It's a sad and dangerous world that we live in, but let's all make small strides together to make it better. Teach your children the difference between right and wrong. Love your children. Have pride in our justice system and live a happy life. 


  1. Thanks for posting this!

    School has nothing to do with it.

    Just think of other recent tragedies. We continue to fly, go to movies, drive cars... do you think people stopped driving on freeways when people were shot along 696? No.

  2. Michael and I have talked off and on about homeschooling for many reasons. Marti, Josh, and Cameron Barrett are our biggest inspiration! We have weighed all of the considerations and of course potential tragedy isn't our driving factor, although with the school shootings it could be added to the list of reasons to do it. But I think it's only natural for people to respond that way when something this horrific happens.